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62% Think Other Chains Likely to Follow CVS' No-Tobacco Policy

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

CVS Caremark drugstores announced last week that they would stop selling all tobacco products in their stores “to help people on their path to better health,” and most Americans think it's likely that other major retail chains will follow their example in the next few years. 

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 62% of American Adults think it is at least somewhat likely that other major retail chains will stop selling tobacco products over the next five years. Twenty-six percent (26%) consider this unlikely. This includes 23% who think it’s Very Likely other major retailers will follow CVS' lead and just four percent (4%) who say it’s Not At All Likely. Twelve percent (12%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted on February 7-8, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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